One small window of Light [#3]
An ABC Open Gippsland video project featuring snippets of life with a focus on capturing variations in the light. .abc.net.au/open
One Small Window of Light is the ABC Open component of the Be Inspired Festival, Gippsland's premiere creative arts festival. The project feeds into the national ABC Open One Small Window project, taking this year's festival theme of light as its premise.
Gippslanders are invited to submit a raw video between 30 and 60 seconds in length that captures a moment in life, interpreting the theme of light in whatever way they choose. It could be the study of a sunset, a time lapse on a traffic light, a night time neon scene or looking at light reflecting from your back pond.- the options are endless!
ABC Open will be running One Small Window of Light workshops in all 6 shires (Baw Baw, Bass Coast, South Gippsland, Latrobe, Wellington and east Gippsland) throughout the month of April, for participants that are interested in improving their video shooting techniques on their video camera, stills camera or mobile phone camera. These workshops will cover common issues with modern video shooting devices, such as using light, holding the camera steady, following the action (instead of zooming) and downloading your footage from the camera.
One Small Window of Light submissions will be screened as an ABC Open video installation in the foyer of each of the Be Inspired festival shire venues throughout May 2011. Participants also upload their videos to our national One Small Window vimeo group, which feature videos from around Australia that shine a light on the everyday moments that happen around us.
How to contribute
Step 1. Record between 30 and 60 seconds of video of a moment happening around you on your video to camera, stills camera or mobile phone.
Step 2. Upload the video to http://vimeo.com/groups/onesmallwindow (choose the make available for download setting)
Step 3. Send the link, and a description of the video including how and where you made it and your contact details to ABC Open Gippsland producer Rachael Lucas firstname.lastname@example.org
One Small Window: Light Workshops and Screening Venues:
Bass Coast Shire
Workshop: Wednesday 13th April, 10.30am – 12pm in the Wonthaggi Town Hall
Screening Venue: Wonthaggi Town Hall Foyer, 1-31st May
Other project dates and venues:
South Gippsland Shire
Workshop: Monday 11th April, 3.30pm The Grainstore Mirboo North
Screening Venue: The Grainstore Mirboo North, 1-31st May
Baw Baw Shire
Workshop: Tuesday 12th Apri,l 10-11am, Warragul Performing Arts Centre
Screening Venue: Warragul Performing Arts Centre, 1-31st May
Workshop: Traralgon Performing Arts Centre, TBC
Screening Venue: Traralgon Performing Arts Centre TBC
East Gippsland Shire
Workshop: Friday 15th April, East Gippsland Shire Council, Business and Library Building, Mechanics St, Lakes Entrance
Screening Venue: East Gippsland Shire Council, Business and Library Building, Mechanics street Lakes Entrance 1-31st May
Workshop: Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Monday 18th April 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Screening Venue : Gippsland Art Gallery Shop, Sale 1-31st May